Background cover: Nathaniel Mellors, Photograms, 2011-12, © Nathaniel Mellors
Dexter Dymoke, Ages and Ages, 2011
Jonny Briggs, Supernatural, 2012
The integrity of fertility (detail), 2012

There ain’t no party like a Lagos party.

 

Or so they say. This weekend, Dazed flew out to Lagos, Nigeria for the third annual MTV Africa Music.


Awards and spent a few days and some late nights meeting rap, R&B and kuduro superstars from across Africa: names like Banky W, Fally Ipupa, Daddy Owen, Cabo Snoop and Radio & Weasel, from Angola to Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo and beyond, all huge stars in their own countries, selling truckloads of records despite rampant piracy and a rickety music industry. These guys are kind of the Jay Zs and Snoops of Africa, basically.

Background cover: Nathaniel Mellors, Photograms, 2011-12, © Nathaniel Mellors /  Philippe Malouin, Gridlock 2, 2012 © Philippe Malouin / Jonny Briggs , Supernatural , 2012 ©  Jonny Briggs

NATHANIEL MELLORS



Vitamin Magazine has the pleasure to present British contemporary artist Nathaniel Mellors and feature him talking about his latest show Ourhouse E3 feat. BAD COPY at Matt's Gallery London (18∙04 -27∙05∙2012). We visited Mellors at the gallery when he was setting up the show and interviewed him about his work and practice. This short film is narrated by the artist himself who is seen up close, revealing his way of thinking and working.  

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